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    Every so often, you see that X company acquired Y company for hundreds of millions of dollars. Every so often, you'll see that number climb into the billions. Last week we saw LinkedIn get snatched up by Microsoft for some $26.2 billion. Does Microsoft want a social networking platform for blue collar types that badly? We know that there have to be sensical synergies for the deal to happen, but come on! $26.2 billion? What kind of returns are these companies expecting and when do they expect them? Well, we decided to take a look at five major acquisitions in technology with major impacts ...

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    What's said to be billions of dollars will not go to Oracle because of today's federal jury ruling. All ten members of the panel agreed that Google's appropriation of 37 Java APIs in its development of Android fell under the "fair use" clause of copyright law. Shortly after the verdict, Google stated that: Today's verdict that Android makes fair use of Java APIs represents a win for the Android ecosystem, for the Java programming community, and for software developers who rely on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products. Oracle looks to appeal. Oracle's ...

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    Java is running hot between Oracle and Google as does the retrial over whether the latter's parent company, Alphabet, should pay licensing fees for the development platform or legally claim fair use and owe nothing. Oracle's co-CEO Safra Catz testified in San Francisco district court that Google's decision to open up Android for manufacturers to develop meant a severe drop in its Java API licensing revenues. Pre-Android era, Samsung paid $40 million per agreement to Oracle — it paid $1 million after Android came along. Oracle cut down its license fee by 97.5 percent to persuade Amazon to ...

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    "After an earlier run at settling this case failed, the court observed that some cases just need to be tried. This case apparently needs to be tried twice." That's what a US District Court judge in San Francisco said after settlement talks broke down between Oracle, the company that owns the Java API, and Google, which used JavaScript in building its Android operating system. The first trial, dating back to 2012, ended in a mistrial as a hung jury couldn't decide whether Google's fair use argument was valid. Oracle is looking for billions in royalties it thinks it was deprived of. Chief ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's new enhancements to Google+, which are still not enough for most of us to consider making this our social network. Oracle and Google follow the news as rumors have it that their legal issues are about to return to the scene over the Java API used to develop Android apps. AT&T then surprises us with some new contract changes that actually benefit customers. The iPhone 5S takes the spotlight next as customers begin to complain about the reliability of Touch ID. We end today's show talking about the Nexus 5, Android 4.4.1, and why ...

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    It's been a couple weeks since we last brought you news of a lawsuit between some smartphone heavyweights, so clearly we're long overdue. This time, we're returning to a case that initially seemed like it was all wrapped-up, but the appeals process now threatens to turn things on their head, with the chance that Google could suddenly find itself on the hook for a lot of money owed to Oracle. Back last May, we got the verdict in the Oracle vs. Google suit, where Oracle went after Google for copyright infringement over its implementation of the Java APIs. After losing its patent claims, ...

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